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Frailty Characteristics Predict Respiratory Failure in Patients Undergoing Tracheobronchoplasty

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Daniel H. Buitrago, Sidhu P. Gangadharan, Adnan Majid, Michael S. Kent, Daniel Alape, Jennifer L. Wilson, Mihir S. Parikh, Dae H. Kim

Patients undergoing tracheobronchoplasty for diffuse tracheobronchial malacia were retrospectively stratified as severely frail or other based on a cumulative deficits model score.  Severe frailty was associated with an increased risk of respiratory failure (OR 13.1), pneumonia (OR 20.1), and overall respiratory complications (OR 17.4).  

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